Thursday September 16, 2021
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Disciplines and Teams

We have lots of opportunities for riders, and non riders, of every level to get involved in a variety of team activities both throughout the year and at the prestigious annual “Area 9” competition for each discipline.

It looks as if there is light at the end of the tunnel at last, and with this in mind I am looking ahead and thinking positive!  These Area competitions are open to all, so please do not hesitate to put your name forward – even if you just want to keep informed or don’t feel you’re ready this year.

I would like to start collating a list of members and their horses/pony’s that would be interested in being selected for teams, particularly:

Area Show Jumping – Regional (70 and 80cms, Novice(90-95cms), Intermediate(1 – 1.05cms) and Open(1.10 -1.15cms) – organised by Croome PC – 10/07/2021

Area 9 Horse Trials –  Novice(90cms), Intermediate(1m) and Open(1.10m) – 17/07/2021 – Upton House

Dressage. –  Regional (basic walk, trot, canter test), Novice, Intermediate and Open – 23/07/2021 – HOSTED BY OBHPC – SO PLEASE COME AND HELP IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING!

Area Tetrathlon – 24-25/07/2021

Regional Horse Trials – 70cms and 80cms – Gadbury – 01/08/2021

Dressage tests aligned with height of jumps


Selection this year will be slightly different due to the lack of competitions, however the selection process will still base itself on commitment to PC rallies (including Zoom), competition record and experience of horse and rider.  There will be ongoing assessments at rallies designated as Team rallies in all disciplines.  It should give lots of people the chance to ‘have a go’.  If you struggle to get to venues after school, please let me know and we will endeavour to find more opportunities at weekends and holidays.  Attendance at rallies this year will be really important in the decision making process.

If you are interested in being considered for any or all of the teams, could you send me the following details in as simple format as possible (I need to transfer to a spreadsheet easily!)

Name of Rider
Date of Membership renewal
Age of Rider (on 1st January 2021)
DOB of Rider (on 1st January 2021)
Passport name of Horse/Pony
Age of Horse/Pony
Colour of Horse/Pony
Height you would like to be considered for
Eventing Competition results Autumn 2020 (if applicable)
Dressage Test results including mark Autumn 2020 (if applicable)
SJ Competition results Autumn 2020 (if applicable)

The reason we need so much information is that we try to include EVERYONE in a suitable team so we’ll need this for the entry forms. If you are planning on moving onto your next horse or pony, send current details as they can easily be updated.

Looking forward to hearing from you.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me on:  07771 711708.  If I don’t know the answer I will find someone who does!!

Best Wishes
Lisa Powell
Reminder of the 2021 Vaccination Policy for Equine Flu:

An annual booster is required for all Pony Club events. For Areas and Championships, this must have been given within 6 months of the competition. No horse or pony may compete on the same day as a relevant injection is given or on any of the 6 days following such an injection.

To download a copy of The Pony Club Vaccination Rule 2021 please click here.


What to wear for Team Competitions

Some Area competitions have a Tack and Turnout competition, all have a tack check. Please ensure tack is in good condition and fits correctly.

Horses and ponies should be plaited for Area competitions. 

All Regional and Novice (90cm) competitors:

Ideally: Tweed jacket, beige jodhpurs with brown boots and chaps 
PC tie or coloured stock.  If you do not have brown boots and chaps it is fine to wear tweeed with black boots and chaps.
Hair in hairnet, long hair in bun with PC, navy, brown or black scrunchie.
No jewellery
No coloured brow bands/tack
Ideally white OBHPC numnah but any non-branded white numnah is fine

Intermediate and Open:
As above OR black/navy jacket, white jods/breeches and black chaps and boots
PC Tie or White stock
Hair in hairnet, long hair in bun with PC, navy, brown or black scrunchie.
No jewellery
No coloured brow bands/tack
Ideally white OBHPC numnah but any non-branded white numnah is fine

Long sleeved navy OBHPC top, body protector.  Hat without a fixed peak
PC Tie or Stock with no pin (stock compulsory for those jumping 80cm and above XC)

We have OBHPC hat silks and stocks available to buy (£10) or borrow if you don’t have your own.


PC Show Jumping Eligibility Rules 2019

PC Dressage 2019 Eligibility Rules

PC Eventing 2019 Eligibility Rules


General Information on Teams

Team members are expected to be active Pony Club Members all year. Potential team members should do a minimum of 3 rallies by 31st June, one of which must be specific to the relevant discipline and in the current year, on the relevant horse or pony. eg. to be considered for both SJ and Eventing teams you should do a SJ rally and an Eventing rally.

The rally can be with any of our team coaches; it need not be the one coaching your level at the Areas.

The combination should also be competing at the relevant level.

A long list for Dressage, SJ and Eventing will be drawn up with all eligible members. 

All long listed members will be expected to attend team training and should assume they will be competing at the Area competition and potentially qualifying for the relevant Championships.

All horses/ponies must have an up to date vaccination certificate to compete at Area Competitions and the Championships, with the last vaccine within the past 6 months to see 2021 rule click here.  Passports will be checked at competitions.

All ages are taken as of 1st January.

If you think your child might want to be involved in any of these teams please get in touch with the discipline managers to find out more and put their name on the list for consideration. A selection panel ensures that each child fulfils the criteria and is capable of competing at that level, before selecting teams.

We expect all of our team members to be prepared to work as a team, attending practice sessions and supporting each other on the day, and it is a considerable commitment for both the children and the parents. Training sessions are subsidised but members pay their own entry fees.

Use the tabs on the left for more information on each discipline.